Note From MetroMedicalOnline's Customer Service Department:
It is important to always contact your physician and or wound specialist before starting any wound care therapy.
Additional Product Information as Provided by the Manufacturer:
The Lyofoam range of dressings meets all the criteria for the ideal wound dressing and offers solution for wounds with differing levels of exudate, as well as malodorous wounds and wounds requiring fixation with an adhesive border.
How Lyofoam Extra Works
Lyofoam Extra is a layer of polyurethane foam, heat treated on one side to provide a smooth hydrophilic, absorbent wound contact layer.
Areas of Use
Lyofoam Extra is for use in the treatment of moderate to heavy exudating wounds.
Benefits of Lyofoam Extra
- Hydrophilic wound contact area absorbs exudate and allows fluid to evaporate, avoid maceration
- Does not allow newly-formed epithelium to penetrate, avoiding wound trauma during dressing changes
- Maintains the optimum wound environment for rapid healing
- Quick and easy to apply and remove
- Hydrophobic outer layer helps to prevent "strike through" and reduces risk of secondary infection
- Absorbs moderate to high levels of exudate
- Can be used under compression.
Note: Natural rubber latex is not a constituent of Lyofoam Extra or its packaging.
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While we cannot administer medical advice, our Customer Service Team members are available to assist you with the ordering of Mepilex Ag or other medical supplies. Our toll-free number is 1-866-774-9513 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST (7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST). If you prefer to correspond by email, our address is CustomerService@MetroMedicalOnline.com.
The family of Lyofoam products include: Lyofoam, Lyofoam A, Lyofoam C, Lyofoam T, and Lyofoam Extra. Each type is offered in a variety of sizes to fit your specific requirements. Your physician should advise you regarding the type of secondary dressing to use, e.g., gauze rolls, gauze sponges, compression dressings, or a product such as Tubifast.
Lyofoam may be secured with an adhesive tape or with a suitable retention bandage such as Tubifast.
Tubifast 2-Way Stretch™ is a lightweight, tubular bandage that is used for dressing retention and skin covering on any part of the body. Tubifast bandages hold dressings securely, without constriction or compression.
Molynlycke's Mepitac is a soft silicone, fabric-backed tape that is ideal for patients with fragrile and sensitive skin. The Safetac layer assures secure fixation and gentle removal from skin and body hair.
Many of our customers have reported excellent results using Puracyn OTC (formerly named Microcyn OTC). Puracyn OTC is an innovative new approach to wound care promoting faster healing time. It is a non-irritating, pH-balanced wound cleanser for minor cuts, burns, irritations, and superficial abrasions of the skin.
After the wound has closed, proven scar treatments such as Cica-Care, Mepiform, or Kelo-Cote will improve the appearance of scars and prevent abnormal or excessive scar formation. Always consult your physician or wound care specialist before starting any wound care treatment program.